Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel, who is now under more scrutiny for failing to disclose his personal assets, also somehow forgot to pay taxes on two plots of land he has in New Jersey, records show.
Rangel is the powerful chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which writes the tax code, making the blunder that much harder to believe.
Rangel’s ownership of the small, undeveloped properties came to light on Tuesday only after he drastically amended at least six years of financial-disclosure forms he had filed annually with the House clerk as required by law, the New York Post reported.
The House Ethics Committee is probing allegations he failed to reveal personal assets totaling as much as $780,000, records released yesterday show.
An amended report to his 2007 Congressional disclosure form indicates that Rangel’s assets include a checking account with a balance between $250,000 and $500,000.